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Fake News from the Lib Dems regarding destruction of Wixams homes

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS POST FAKE NEWS ON THEIR WEB SITE STATING HOMES ARE UNDER THREAT IF A SOUTHERN ROUTE IS CHOSEN The Liberal Democrats have posted a poll on their web site and have stated that 150 homes will need to be destroyed in Wixams if there is a Southern Route. We felt it necessary to […]

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BFARe FACT CHECK: Council Announces Consultation Report to EWR will Seek to Maximise Benefits and Minimise Impacts

“Council to Make Case to Government to Maximise Benefits of East West Rail for Residents and Minimise Impacts” “Council to Make Case to Government to Maximise Benefits of East West Rail for Residents and Minimise Impacts“ BFARe Comment: Why was this announcement, relevant to ALL Bedford Borough residents regardless of their political party, released as […]

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Harpur Resident Letter to Councillors

Harpur Ward Letter: The REAL Cost of Not Engaging Your Constituents R Duke Harpur Ward Councillor Colleen Atkins Councillor Louise Jackson Bedford Borough Council By E-MAIL colleenatkins@outlook.com louise.jackson@bedford.gov.uk 21st May 2021 RE: 2019 Harpur Ward Constituent Engagement during East West Rail Route Consultation Process Dear Councillors Atkins and Jackson, As a resident of Harpur ward, […]

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Residents Railroaded by Bedford Borough Council

Please find YouTube links at the end of this article to access each meeting. Bedford Borough Council recently openly invited Borough constituents to ask questions in an attempt at a two-way public meeting concerning the East West Rail’s preferred route through Bedford as part of the Oxford to Cambridge Railway Arc.   What occurred was, at […]

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BFARe on BBC 3 Counties

Interview with BFARe’s Mike Barlow and the Director of East West Rail BFARe’s Mike Barlow was interviewed on the Andy Collins show immediately followed by an interview with Simon Blanchflower, Director of East West Rail. Listen here for the full interview.

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Recent Election Results – A Sign of the Times?

Local Political Leaders who Supported and Lobbied East West Rail Were Voted Out Regardless of Party BFARe Campaigner Adam writes to Simon Blanchflower, Director of East West Rail… “I write to you with regards to your engagement with England’s Economic Heartland, local authorities and the recent local elections. It is striking how many leaders who […]

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JUDICIAL REVIEW – BFARE URGES YOU TO JOIN THE CAMPAIGN

BFARe has been looking into whether judicial review could be used to force EWRCo to reconsider their choice of Route E. We have now consulted our barrister, who is experienced in major infrastructure projects like this one. Whilst the unexplained discrepancies in route costs between 2019 and 2020 could be of legal concern, now is […]

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The new March 31st Consultation is based upon a flawed 2019 Route Consultation

The new consultation released on 31st March 2021 is based upon a flawed Route Consultation from 2019 and is therefore invalid. Follow our progress over the past two weeks below. 15/03/2021 – BFARe presented to Chris Heaton-Harris on March 15, 2021 – and this is what we said about the 2019 Consultation process and why […]